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Spain one of safest nations in developed world, according to OECD
13 March 2020 @ 22:21


SPAIN is one of the world's safest countries – it's official, according to the latest report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The number of murders per inhabitant is four times lower than the average of all developed countries on earth, and its life expectancy is the third-highest.

In the last decade, the number of murder cases has dropped by a third, as has the number of traffic deaths.

Subjectively, the organisation says, people in Spain are 'feeling much safer' and 'more satisfied with their lives' than they were 10 years ago.

The OECD is made up of first-world and emerging economies, covering all of Europe, much of east Asia, the Anglo-Saxon countries, the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and MINT (México, Indonesia, Nigeria, Thailand) and some of the other largest economies in Latin America, such as Colombia and Chile.

In Spain, the homicide rate was 0.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, lower than almost every other OECD nation except Japan and the UK.

However, in Spain, murder and manslaughter is statistically more likely to occur within relationships, or between ex-partners – random attacks on total strangers are extremely rare, and the levels of inner-city knife crime seen in the UK are practically unheard of in Spain.



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Feia3 said:
15 March 2020 @ 12:01

It is interesting to know about the homicide rate in Spain in comparison to the UK. I participate in another expat forum and people there write that they moved to Spain from the UK because they do not want their children to be exposed to high criminality that they perceive in the UK. Or is it only their perception?

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